Town of New Windsor Press Releases

Please find and view the most up to date news and information regarding the Town of New Windsor listed below.

Supervisor Meyers advises that the New Windsor waives property tax exemption renewal requirement for Senior Citizens and Disabled Individuals

Supervisor Meyers advises that the New Windsor waives property tax exemption renewal requirement for Senior Citizens and Disabled Individuals
On January 6, 2022, the New Windsor Town Board passed a resolution waiving the renewal application requirement for Low Income Senior Citizens and Individuals with Disabilities with Limited Income. This option was allowed by a recently issued Executive Order by Governor Hochul. The goal is to protect these people from having to file the applications with the Assessor’s Office due to Covid. For the next tax cycle. these individuals will receive the same exemption at the same percentages that they received last year without having to file the renewal applications. This same Resolution was also passed last year.
Veterans Property Tax Exemption- New York State moves back the commencement date for the Vietnam War.
The State of New York recently amended the commencement date of the Vietnam War from February 28, 1961, to November 1, 1955. Certain veterans may now qualify for a greater exemption. Veterans that had been receiving a Cold War exemption may now qualify for having served during a period of war. The Town of New Windsor Assessor’s Office will be sending a letter to those property owners that are currently receiving a Cold War Veterans exemption to inform them they may benefit from this change and should look into filing for the Alternative Veterans exemption. The next exemption filing deadline is March 1st, 2022.


FEMA Mobile Disaster Recovery Centers Open to Orange County Residents

FEMA will open Mobile Disaster Recovery Centers in Orange County this week for residents who were affected by Hurricane Ida to get answers to their disaster-related questions, get help uploading documents and get referrals to federal and state agencies.

Locations, dates and time are as follows:

Orange County -- 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Town of New Windsor Community Center
555 Union Avenue
New Windsor, NY 12553
Wednesday, Dec. 15 and Thursday, Dec. 16

Munger Cottage Senior Center
19 Little League Drive
Cornwall, NY 12518
Saturday, Dec. 18, Sunday, Dec. 19, and Monday, Dec. 20

Survivors do not need to visit a recovery center to apply for FEMA assistance. You can apply online at, use the FEMA mobile app or call the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362. If you use video relay service (VRS), captioned telephone service or others, give FEMA the number for that service. Helpline operators are available from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily. Press 2 for Spanish. Press 3 for an interpreter who speaks your language.

FEMA works closely with the U.S. Small Business Administration, which provides low-interest disaster loans for homeowners, renters and businesses. Some applicants for FEMA assistance may be referred to SBA. If you are referred and SBA determines that you are not eligible for a loan, SBA will refer you back to FEMA, which may open the door to additional FEMA assistance.

For official information on New York’s recovery effort, visit Follow FEMA on Twitter at and on Facebook at

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FEMA’s Disaster Survivor Assistance Team will be visiting New Windsor on 12/10-12/12

FEMA recently added Orange County to its Individual Assistance List for Tropical Storm Ida.  Please be advised that FEMA’s Disaster Survivor Assistance Team will be visiting the following New Windsor neighborhoods, identified by FEMA and Orange County Division of Emergency Management, on December 10, 11 & 12, 2021, asking residents affected by Tropical Storm Ida about registering for FEMA Individual and Household Assistance:

Judd Circle

St. Anne Drive

Cresthaven Drive

Chimney Corner Road

Hearthstone Way

Horseshoe Bend

Lannis Avenue

Mark Street

Split Tree Drive

Spring Rock road

Stone Ledge Lane

Valewood Drive

Willow Lane

Willow Parkway

Caesar's Lane

Butterhill Drive

Buttermilk Drive

Butternut Drive

Cheddar Lane

Creamery Drive

Custard Court

Dairy Lane

Guernsey Drive

Jersey Court

In addition, we’ve been advised that FEMA will be utilizing the Town’s Community Center, on December 15th & 16th, as its Mobile Disaster Recovery Center (MDRC).  The MDRC provides a wider variety of services, including Individual Assistance, Hazard Mitigation and Small Business Administration (SBA.)  They can also check the status of any registrations and help to upload documents. They provide the same services as fixed DRC.

More information on FEMA field disaster assistance can be found using the following link:

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Ethics Board Position Available

The Town is looking for a Town resident that would like to serve on the Ethics Board. There is currently one opening on the Board and it is a non-compensatory position. The Board is responsible for ethics oversight of elected officials, various municipal board members and department heads in accordance with the Town Code Chapter 25 Ethics Code. The Board annually reviews disclosure statements and conduct investigations into ethics complaints. If interested please send a letter or email of interest with your resume/background to the attention of Town Supervisor George J. Meyers.

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11/29/21: Until Further Notice, all Town Meetings will be held Virtually

Until further notice, all Town Board, Zoning Board of Appeals, and Planning Board Meetings will be held virtually. The town will be hosting the meetings through Webex (for the public to participate live from home) as well as live streaming the meetings on Facebook (for the public to watch from home). Please join us in whichever manner you feel most comfortable.

Information on the meetings and how to join can be found HERE.